Gender discrimination... or dearth of visible female birders?
I am concerned that this list included only 1 female. Given that females make up about half, give or take depending on the survey, of birders, this is in my opinion discriminatory.My response: You're not the first to voice that opinion. I must say that Karlson, a 25-year birder who lives in a hotspot visited by vast numbers of birders and who travels regularly to birding festivals and events, wracked his brain to find more female stars.
Surely the author could have found more than one female in the field that is shaping the future of birding.
If you know of other young women who've accomplished as much as Jessie Barry and have earned national recognition, please share their names!